MUPD identifies suspect in racist incident at Traditions Plaza

The Office of Student Conduct “moved” the suspect from campus.

The MU Police Department identified the person who allegedly disrupted the Legion of Black Collegians 2015 Homecoming Royalty Court rehearsal on Sunday night, according to a statement from the Office of the Chancellor.

A suspect, presumably under the influence, had walked towards Traditions Plaza. The suspect then walked onto the stage and did not leave when asked. Once the suspect removed himself from the stage, the suspect used racial slurs and hurtful language toward LBC Royalty.

The individual in question was “moved” from campus by the Office of Student Conduct, and the outcome of the conduct process is pending, it stated.

In the statement, the Office of the Chancellor thanked LBC Royalty Court members for supporting one another and immediately reporting racist behavior to MUPD. MU students’ willingness to speak with MUPD helped identify the suspect, it stated.

“Racism and all prejudice is heinous, insidious and damaging to Mizzou,” it read. “It hurts students’ education and experience including their mental health and academic achievement. That is why all of us must commit to changing the culture at this university.”

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